Buckingham Stevie Nicks in Los Angeles this afternoon How you
Fine, how are you?
How are you doing?
I'm doing fine, thank you. So first we're going to bring in
the dump truck and heap tons of compliments on all of you for an
absolutely amazing concert.
(laughing) thank you
You just blew people away with this.
Oh, great - thanks.
Um, now you're either Oscar caliber actors or you actually
have put aside all of this bitterness after the break up, and
the books and the rumours and people talking and back biting and
all of that stuff - to get this back together again. So what's
the deal with that?
Time...I think. You know, I mean I've, it's been ten years since
I departed and um, I think a lot of things ah...got resolved for
me. I think everyone else in the group has taken there own
journey during those ten years and we've all grown up a little
bit. And -um- so we're coming back together with the chemistry
and with the intuitive way of responding and none of the
Man you sure got rid of that baggage. This concert was ah...I
don't know, I don't know what people were expecting when they
turned on MTV the other night to watch this, but I'll tell you
just far and away I've never heard response from fans to the way
you look, the way you sound, how everything just seemed to come
together like you never left but you got rid of all this stuff
in between somehow.
Did you make a pact of some kind for this tour to make sure
you didn't fall into some of those traps that did you in the
Ya, I mean you must have talked about...
A promise among yourselves, you know?
No, you know I don't think we have to make promises to each
other, I think that anything that we do we do it individually
for ourselves. You know, as well as I know, that people can't
tell you what to do and what not to do. It has to come from you.
So, you know, we're older, we're a lot wiser and we're all
better singers, we're better musicians and we have been given an
incredible opportunity to go out and do this one more time so -
for me- I'm just in this for the ride. I just want to have a
great time. I want this to be like an adventure.
Boy, you're in for an adventure too. So you're coming to
Great woods here on September 19th.
And ah, you're rehearsing around the Hartford area? Is that
Is that where you're going to your rehearsals?
So have you started those yet?
Ah, we are in rehearsal now. But we also were in rehearsal for
six weeks before the MTV thing that was filmed in the middle of
May - and ah, we went back into rehearsal last week so ...we
will be rehearsed.
So when you're walking around Hartford do people know you and
hang out and want to shake your hand and get your autograph and
I don't know I haven't ever walked around Hartford. (laughing)
Well don't do it after five O'clock cuz nobody's in the
streets - let me tell you.
Oh, ok (laughs)
So why is this CD called The Dance. What's The Dance?
Go ahead Lindsey, it's Matisse.
Ya, we um, were attracted to a painting by Matisse called The
Dance that's just five people holding hands dancing in a circle.
Uh, it's a very well known painting and ah, there was a history
to it that was very much analogous to our situation. And it just
had, the feeling of the painting very much reflected how we were
feeling when we first got into rehearsal. And so o we tried to
paraphrase - if you will -that painting in a photograph where we
were sort of loosely in a circle of our own...atop the rubble of
(laughs) 20 years of history, I'd say.
I noticed some of the poses in there were pretty familiar on
the ah... a lot of people haven't seen the cover of The Dance
because it's not out in the stores till Tuesday.
But some of the poses on the front really are reminiscent of
Fleetwood Mac and the Rumours album and...
Um hmm. That was definitely homage to Rumours I would say.
Ya. What about the tracks that were in the concert that
aren't included on this CD - are those going to show up
On the long - on the - you know on the one that will be sold
that's the whole concert. Um, they had to - you know- they had
to really cut it up, you know, even for the long showing on MTV
um because, you know, it was two and a half hours so to come
down to 90 minutes - it's like that's why - you know, that's why
the only place you can get those extra songs will be on that
other thing. We wish that we could have, you know, somehow
stuffed them on there but...they don't fit!
So maybe we'll just do Dance Part 2 sometime down the line -
I mean Gold Dust Woman wasn't on there. You were great on that
by the way.
Umm... Now it says on the CD the choices were taken from 3
performances - so you did three performances for this shoot for
MTV? Three different concerts?
Three nights, ya.
Wow, full audiences?
But this was all Friday night except for maybe one little thing
on Say You Love me or something. This was all from Friday
Wow - and the other shows, how did you get audiences for the
shows? MTV do that?
Wow. So Lindsey I got to know where this phrase came from -
this is an amazing new song that's here - and I know that you
talked about how you got - you wanted to get Mick to work on
this song with you - Bleed To Love Her.
(laughs) Ya. Well at the time - that song actually sort of
evolved over about a two year period and when I wrote the chorus
in which that appears - Bleed To Love Her - uh, I had just
entered into a relationship with someone and I really felt that
I, you know, would be willing to bleed in order to make that
work. And then of course maybe two years later, uh, things had
kind of, um, drifted a little bit and the verses in there are
talking about how elusive someone can be, ah, which I guess is
the other side of the coin.
Ya, it's great. What about the other two new songs that are
on there? Are those - were those things that were brought into
this reunion or things that when you guys when got together
again came up with?
Well I had been working on a solo record with Mick anyway and
both of the songs there were cut in some form for that - and
Stevie's song and Christine's um, were - what? - demo'd up?
a...and those were just the songs of choice.
Right. I only came in with one song. I really wanted to do Sweet
Girl so that was like the only one I even brought down to
rehearsal when we started.
Boy you must have a bunch of them tucked away in that manila
folder too Stevie.
I do. And that's why I was glad - I wrote this song just a week
before we started on April 1st so I was really glad that this
song really was written for this album and this group of people
and it wasn't something that I went back and pulled out of
something else, you know, this really was hand-crafted for
Now you're doing a reasonable amount of dates on this tour?
and.. S: 40? In three months?
40 - That's a reasonable number isn't it? Come on.
Ya. You'll be tired after that - you guys'll be going out to
the Islands after that. Are you going to do a studio album do
I don't think there's any way to know. I think that probably,
you know about 35 gigs after like the 35th gig we will probably
have a good idea whether or not we want to tour more of the
world or whether we want to do another record or what, you know.
Cuz we haven't toured like this in - well, since Lindsey was in
the band - since 1983. So, this is a lot of, a lot of concerts
in a short period of time. I think we'll know at the end of this
tour what's... what we want to do.
We're not going to let you get away this easy this time, you
Oh, that's so sweet. (laughter)
Hey, you all look great but I got to ask you something...
Christine McVie looks fabulous - what did this woman do? She's
Chris takes good care of herself.
Man, she sure does. Is this a regime - she should be doing
one of those exercise videos out there! She just looks great.
She's just naturally thin. She doesn't even try. (laughs)
You're going to play Los Angeles on this tour too - you're
doing the Hollywood Bowl so I imagine there's going to be some
extra guests on stage. Maybe a bunch of guys in weird looking
Oh, yes that could very well happen. We thought about trying to
get marching bands for um, you know, any number of cities but
the logistics was, just it didn't really work. But yes,
definitely for LA.
God, those guys, you know these college kids would just die
to be on stage with you.
Well we heard that, you know, when we made the overture to Dr.
Bardner who was the guy who was overseeing the marching band
back in 1979 when we did it for Tusk originally - we had heard
that ah, a lot of the people who were kids back then were
calling him up wanting to do it again - and I said, well you
think they can still fit into the uniforms? so...(laughter) we
got the youngsters.
Alright, we're live on the radio here. It's Lindsey
Buckingham Stevie Nicks in Los Angeles. Before I let you go,
you've done radio ID's before we could just do one live on the
air here and then people will all know who you are if you'd do
that for us.
You know...Hi this is Stevie, Hi this is Lindsey...when we're
in Boston... and it's 100.7 WZLX. Go for it.
OK I'm going to have to write that down.
Do you want to say the number of it Linds?
(in a weird voice) one hundred point seven
It's Norm Patas (?) You're through.
Oh, thanks very much Norm. How you doing buddy? (laughter)
Hey you know, old echo's haunt you no matter where you go man.
We've got to go to the next one.
You're going to the next one, well...
George we have to go.
OK we're looking forward to having you here on September 19th
and thanks very much for hanging with us this afternoon.
Pleasure, thanks a lot.